Reply to post: Re: Hard to take seriously

Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph

Roq D. Kasba

Re: Hard to take seriously

Another forgotten 'miss' was his earpiece FM radio, advertised alongside a picture of an old 10p for scale.

On the one hand, visionary, auto scan, long predating Bluetooth headsets, on the other premature, the technology hadn't caught up with the idea, so it was uncomfortable and kept falling out.

The point is he's had a few goes at bringing madcap shit to market, and sometimes caught a tailwind and bit of luck. I like that he isn't giving up.

If he'd invested in property like Sugar (where he made the bulk of his net worth, fortunate timing) he'd probably be in a similar space. I mean, Amstrad made a load of old bollocks too, and that e-Mailer phone thing was just awful. Hilariously, they used them as props on the faceless lobby assistant's desk set 'Lord Sugar will see you now' for a while.

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